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be made by the attorney general personally after consulting with the president. president obama has sent zero people to guantanamo bay since he's been president of the united states. perhaps because of his personal objection to guantanamo bay. perhaps because of this. the military has tried three people in gitmo since 9-11, all three were convicted, all three were released -- released after conviction for time served. the federal courts have tried over 51 people. all were convicted and all sentenced to jail terms from 20 years to live in prison. the american courts are far more efficient than the military tribunals in guantanamo bay. >> neil: i just have a feeling that it's someone affiliated with al-qaeda or the taliban. it risks being a farce. it's my fear. that judicial process could be farcecal. >> that is a fear that animated the drafters of legislation in the george w. bush administration, which is why we have this option for the president. but for the 51 cases that were tried here and a lot of them were low level people, though some did get life sentences, the farce did not happe
. it is not easy being consoler in chief. president obama has had to play that role one too many times. he does it well. what disturbs me is our collective reluctance to take on the disturbed whether homegrown or not. when you kill innocent people are you a terrorist. you terrorize. you are terrifying. i think terrorist is a leap too few take, especially in the media, because too many find the word terrorist too much to take. i understand the fear that we do not want to paint whole peoples with the same brush, but i do find it a little odd we have no such trouble painting the well to do with the whole fat cat brush or those who question climate change with the whole ignorant fringe brush. that's another brush. that's another issue. here is my issue, when you call someone a terrorist, you are not saying they are al-qaeda or chechen or basque separatist or any separatist. you say thought who kill innocent civilians automatically makes them terrorists. we are good people. we are a very good people. we are trying to be nice and diplomatic, but we are dealing with savages who would sooner see us nic
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